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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

The Los Angeles Buildings Expo partners with industry leading experts, government agencies & utilities to bring you a comprehensive educational program that will help keep you up to date on the latest emerging codes, laws, incentive programs and industry trends.  A day full of curated content allows you the tools you need to return to the office with actionable ideas and plans.

Our seminars & workshops are FREE and will provide attendees the opportunity to discover new ways to operate sustainable buildings and businesses offering strategies on how to reduce overhead, manage risk & identify cost savings through sustainable practices. 

2018 Conference Schedule Coming Soon...

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KEYNOTE: MAYOR TERRY TORNEK & CALIFORNIA HOUSING AUTHORITY [PANEL DISCUSSION]

Mayor Terry Tornek, will introduce a panel of experts concerning the Housing Choice Voucher program (commonly known as Section 8). The panel will answer questions about how changes to the rental subsidy program are giving agencies more flexibility to meet local challenges and address landlord needs. Topics will include inspections, landlord incentives, rents, tenant screening, and landlord/tenant responsibilities. Whether you have years of experience with the voucher program or no experience at all, you will surely learn something new by attending this seminar.

THEATER #2 | TIME: 11:00AM - 11:45AM

MAYOR TERRY TORNEK
City of Pasadena

After leaving city government, Terry built a career in real estate as a developer and manager of residential & commercial properties all over Southern California. He remained active in Pasadena affairs through his 20 year service as a Board Member of Pasadena Neighborhood Housing Services, a non-profit organization devoted to affordable housing in Northwest Pasadena. In 2005 Sid Tyler appointed Terry to the Planning Commission. He also served as a member of the Design Commission. He was elected to represent District 7 on the City Council in April, 2009, was reelected in 2013 and was then elected as Mayor in April, 2015.

Mayor Tornek serves as Chairman of the Finance Committee, is a member of the Municipal Services and Legislative Policy Committees, is the City Council appointee to the Fire and Police Retirement Board, is Pasadena’s representative to the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments, and is Vice President of the Burbank Airport Authority. He is deeply involved in the City’s financial planning, affordable housing and the City’s planning and development decision-making process.


STATE OF LOS ANGELES MULTIFAMILY MARKET

Up-to-the minute insights on the State of the LA multifamily market. We'll examine the economic & demographic factors impacting the market, recent new deliveries and the supply pipeline, what's going on with rents, and the current investment picture. To include a granular look at what's happening in Downtown LA, one of the hottest multifamily submarkets in the entire country. 

THEATER #1 | TIME: 1:30PM - 2:15PM

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STEVE BASHAM
CoStar Group

Steve Basham is a Senior Market Analyst for the CoStar Group, specializing in the Los Angeles market. He has authored more than 50 reports on Los Angeles commercial real estate, with an emphasis on targeted, granular analysis of submarkets and micro-markets. Mr. Basham also partners with CoStar's Portfolio Strategy group to develop CRE forecasts at the national, metro, and submarket level. His work has been featured in regional and national media outlets including the L.A. Times, NPR’s Marketplace, and The Real Deal LA. 


SIRI'S CITY: MAKE YOUR BUILDINGS "FEEL", "THINK & "TALK" THROUGH THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT)

Learn how property developers and business owners are using new technologies to control, monitor, and communicate with their buildings from the palm of their hand. Applications range from security and energy efficiency to automation and network interconnectivity. No tech expertise necessary.

THEATER #2 | TIME: 3:00PM - 3:45PM

Alice Law develops Internet of things (IoT) solutions for residential, industrial, and commercial uses. She has a master's degree in electronic engineering from UCLA and extensive professional experience in the fields of engineering and technology. AdvanChip is dedicated to helping businesses navigate the new world of IoT and smart building technology.


SUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES THAT WILL HELP AVOID LAWSUITS

Top Property Management experts Brian and Vincent will share their top ten property management techniques; from marketing vacancies to minimizing your exposure to litigation. Landlords will learn firsthand from southern California's top professionals how to increase profits and minimize loss. This must see presentation will also uncover litigation trends that could save you hundreds of thousands of dollars.

THEATER #1 | TIME: 2:30PM - 3:15PM

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BRIAN  GORDON & VINCENT MEDINA
Lotus Property Services

Brian & Vince have developed a successful system of property management that creates value add opportunities for underdeveloped markets.  Through their exclusive Developement & Management Program, Brian & Vince have created a vast network of thousands of local, national and foreign investors.


MAINTENANCE911 - WARNING SIGNS FOR PROPERTY MANAGERS

Maintenance911.com founder Scott Petty shares how you can save THOUSANDS OF $ DOLLARS $ on maintenance cost through preventative maintenance techniques and how to understanding and address the "WARNING SIGNS" your Property may be showing you on your daily walkthroughs.

2 PART MINI-SERIES
THEATER #2 | PART 1: 9:30AM - 9:50AM
THEATER #1 | PART 2: 12:30PM - 12:50PM

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SCOTT PETTY
Maintenance911

Scott Petty has been in the maintenance, repair and remodeling side of real estate for more than 20 yrs. With the majority of his years having been in the multifamily maintenance industry he has worked in most styles of apartments. Because of his desire to help other maintenance technicians succeed at any level, Scott has created www.Maintenance911.com


HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDINGS & SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

Sustainability, resource efficiency, and onsite renewable energy are becoming standard practices in building design. This session will focus on the drivers of sustainable design (e.g. Title-24, statewide Net Zero Energy targets, green building certifications, financial incentives) and the synergies between high performing buildings and health, wellness, and productivity.

THEATER #2 | TIME: 12:00PM - 12:45PM

Avideh is a designer at Steinberg architects, passionate about making positive change in our built environment.  She is personally and professionally invested in creating an environmentally sustainable and socially equitable future through an understanding of buildings as a part of a dynamic socio-ecological system.  Avideh is a LEED accredited professional with experience on a variety of projects from master planning and K-12 to mixed use/multi-family residential and hospitality, totaling over 1.5 million square feet.  She is a member of the local USGBC chapter, and is an Ambassador, Facilitator and Steering Committee member of the Living Building Challenge collaborative in Los Angeles.

Justin Di Palo is a Licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer, Living Building Challenge Ambassador, EcoDistricts Accredited Professional, and LEED Accredited Professional whose passion for sustainability has led him to specialize in energy engineering and building energy modeling. As a Living Building Challenge Ambassador and Collaborative Leader, Justin is determined to educate and inspire the local community to transform the built environment of Los Angeles.


STRATEGIES FOR SAVING BUILDING OWNERS MONEY & WATER

Building owners will learn about southern California’s past, current and future water supply conditions. Then we will look at opportunities available to building owners to help their buildings become more water and thereby more energy efficient.  These services are available to small and large buildings throughout southern California.

THEATER #2 | TIME: 1:00PM - 1:45PM

Bill McDonnell, is the Water Efficiency Manager for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. His team oversees many programs including Metropolitan’s SoCal Water$mart Regional Rebate Program which covers both commercial and residential customers. Also, Bill’s team manages the Water Savings Incentive Program, the Innovative Conservation Program, Public Agency and Fitness Centers Programs, large landscape audits and residential landscape classes. He is also Metropolitan’s lead on the water and energy nexus front. Bill has more than 30 years’ experience in water and energy efficiency program management. In addition, he has been a Public Works Commissioner in the City of Chino Hills for almost 20 years.


AUTOMATED DEMAND RESPONSE (ADR)

Automated Demand Response (ADR) programs provide businesses with financial incentives and technical assistance to install energy management equipment and controls that automate load reduction during demand response events. This seminar will provide an overview of ADR, including the opportunities and benefits of participating in ADR incentive programs.

THEATER #2 | TIME: 2:00PM - 2:45PM

Gene Kogan has over 17 years of energy sector experience with extensive engineering services, strategic planning, and project management experience within utility and private sectors. Founded in 1996, the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is a mission-driven nonprofit dedicated to developing a clean energy future that addresses climate change, increases energy independence and generates lasting economic and environmental benefits.  Learn more at EnergyCenter.org - Facebook - Twitter - LinkedIn.


NEGOTIATING A SUCCESSFUL 1031 EXCHANGE - 10 STRATEGIC TRICKS & TIPS

KATHLEEN IS A REGULAR SPEAKER at the Orange County Real Estate Investor Association, providing economic and local Real Estate market updates.  She enjoys teaching classes on due diligence and coaching her clients on moving up from single family to multi-family investing.  KATHLEEN'S KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE HAS HELPED HUNDREDS OF INVESTORS build strategic real estate solutions.

THEATER #1 | TIME: 10:30AM - 11:15AM

IN HER 21+ YEARS AS A LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER and Mortgage Originator, Kathleen Kramer has closed over 2500 transactions for more than a $1 billion in volume.  She and her husband, Michael, have personally invested in a variety of real estate backed investments including SFR, Multi-Family, Commercial Office, Land and Distressed Debt in several states growing an initial investment of $50,000 to over seven figures.


WATER & TERMITE DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS

This seminar will outline some of the issues experienced with Structures and water intrusion, termite infestation, and the potential long term structural distress this will cause.  Mitigation and prevention methods are discussed with real case examples.

THEATER #1 | TIME: 11:30AM - 12:15PM

Dr. Khatri has 31 years of civil engineering experience involving land development, subdivision, commercial, residential, multi-family, industrial, and educational facilities. Design, construction, and overall management of major infrastructure improvements comprising sewer, water, storm drain, flood control, and grading design.


ALL ABOUT AUTOMATED PARKING SYSTEMS

Automated parking has been around in Asia and Europe for decades, but has not been fully adopted in the US yet. Learn what automated parking is, where and how it is used today, and how you can save space. Double or even triple your parking capacity in a lot lesser footprint with automated parking.

THEATER #2 | TIME: 10:00AM - 10:45AM

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SCOTT GABLE
CityLift

With over 28 years of real estate and business operations experience, Scott serves as CityLift’s Chief Executive Officer. Prior to creating CityLift, Scott served as Chief Operating Officer for Starwood Waypoint Residential, EVP of Operations at Wells Fargo Bank & consulted on operations and strategy for consumer products, entertainment, and retail companies for Booz Allen & Hamilton — eventually becoming a principal. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an AB in International Relations from Stanford University.


WRING OUT TAX SAVINGS & RING IN THE NEW YEAR: THE IMPORTANCE OF YEAR-END PLANNING

This session will cover the top 5 tax write-offs you may be missing, why it is important to know your tax situation by the end of the year and updates surrounding changes in the tax code for 2018.

THEATER #1 | TIME: 9:30AM - 10:15AM

Tony Watson started working for Robert Hall & Associates in 2005 and has quickly become one of their leading tax consultants. In addition to servicing a full roster of clients, Tony has taken on the role of public speaker for Robert Hall & Associates, speaking for more than 150 businesses, associations, and real estate offices each year.  Tony personally manages clients with over 50MM dollars in real estate holdings, and consults with over 30 property flipping companies. For over 45 years, Robert Hall & Associates has specialized in tax preparation and incorporating for the real estate industry, including brokers, realtors, lawyers, and investors.